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On December 7, 1941 Japan launched a surprise attack on the United States at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. This thrust America into World War II, and for the next four years it dominated nearly every aspect of American life. Select one of the following main issues "gender, race, ethnicity, technology, politics"and discuss the ways that World War II shaped that issue. Analyze the positive and/or negative consequences of the selected issue in relationship to WWII. Identify the long-term effects of the selected issue, including the impact on present-day society.

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American Power & WW2

When WW2 was brewing in Europe, the US at first was at bay. It kept an almost neutral position on the war despite the pleadings of the UK, providing help only via the 'lend-lease Act' sending material and equipment to support the cause of democracy. But this all changed on the bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese. This plunged the US straight away to war; the act killed 2,388 Americans and severely crippled ...

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